The Cruelest Month

The Cruelest Month

Louise Penny / Sep 19, 2019

The Cruelest Month Welcome to Three Pines where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat It s spring in the tiny forgotten village buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the new

  • Title: The Cruelest Month
  • Author: Louise Penny
  • ISBN: 9780755328949
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat It s spring in the tiny, forgotten village buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth But not everything is meant to return to life When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a s ance at the Old Hadley House, they areWelcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat It s spring in the tiny, forgotten village buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth But not everything is meant to return to life When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a s ance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil until one of their party dies of fright Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the S ret du Qu bec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far dangerous than they seem.

    The Cruelest Month A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat It s spring in the tiny, forgotten village buds are on the trees and the first flowers are The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat It s spring in the tiny, forgotten village buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth But not everything is meant to return to life. The Cruelest Month Chief Inspector Gamache Series The Cruelest Month Book Now open Join us in a discussion around cultural inspirations from The Cruelest Month Find out More Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat It s spring in the tiny, forgotten village buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. The Cruelest Month The Cruelest Month Jump to navigation Jump to search The Cruelest Month, by Louise Penny, is the third novel in the Three Pines Mysteries series, which feature Inspector Armand Gamache. The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny Books In Reading Order Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat It s spring in the tiny, forgotten village buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth But not everything is meant to return to life. The Waste Land by T S Eliot Poetry Foundation April is the cruellest month, breeding When T S Eliot died, wrote Robert Giroux, the world became a lesser place. The Cruelest Month A Three Pines Mystery Publishers Weekly The Cruelest Month A Three Pines Mystery Louise Penny, Author St Martin s Minotaur . p ISBN More By and About This Author ARTICLES Good Fortune Leads to Great What did T.S Eliot mean when he said that April is the Mar , So, my personal comment on, why April is the cruelest month in Elliot s POV, must be related to his personal experience, it may be caused by the beginning of a wonderful love story in April, or he lost the wonderful love in April, or both The Waste Land Will April Be the Cruelest Month for Jobs msn May , There are reasons to be pessimistic about this month s data but also plenty of signs that employment growth is still on track, says Morningstar s Bob Johnson.

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      • Louise Penny

        LOUISE PENNY, a former CBC radio journalist, is the 1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of thirteen Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards Additionally, Penny has won six Agatha Awards and five Anthony Awards, and has been a finalist for an Edgar Award She lives in a small village south of Montr al.Her first Armand Gamache novel, Still Life won the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony and Dilys Awards.Awards Agatha Award Best Novel o 2007 A Fatal Grace Winner o 2008 The Cruelest Month Winner o 2009 The Brutal Telling Winner o 2010 Bury Your Dead Winner o 2013 The Beautiful Mystery Winner Arthur Ellis Award o 2006 Still Life Winner Best First Crime Novelo 2011 Bury Your Dead Winner Best Crime Novel Barry Award o 2007 Still Life Best First Novel Winner Anthony Award o 2007 Still Life Best First Novel Winner o 2009 The Brutal Telling Best Novel Winner o 2010 Bury Your Dead Best Novel Winner o 2013 The Beautiful Mystery Best Novel Winner Macavity Award o 2011 Bury Your Dead Best Mystery Novel Winner o 2013 The Beautiful Mystery Best Mystery Novel Winneruscmillan author louise


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    1. Why do I like this woman and this band of lunatics?First there's the thing about the nice small village which just happens to have the highest known murder rate per capita in the entire world. I hate that. Then there's the thing about everybody in the village being slightly eccentric. I really hate that. Then there is the kinda obligatory creepy sceance thing in a hunted house. Really? do people still do that? Then she starts the book like your typical cozy and then it transforms into a police p [...]


    2. 4.5 stars out of 5. (non-spoiler alert here -- I'm including a few quotes in my review below, but I promise not to spoil any important surprises from the book!)I am docking this book 1/2 star because Penny conflated two different species of plants which actually are not at all similar in the way Penny claimed -- which turned out to be important to the plot, since one plot twist hinged on it. I know that sounds confusing, but I don't want to give twists away here. Suffice it to say that her twist [...]


    3. It is Easter in Three Pines, Quebec, and the locals are discussing Easter traditions and the dangers of hiding edibles outdoors when bears are emerging from their dens. But nevermind! There's a seance to attend, but there are some abstainers--including the spirits. Jeanne says the village is too happy for them to visit. Oh, but the abandoned Hadley house is available, right? Just because Clara was trapped in the basement and the deceased owner spread malicious lies for years doesn't mean it is a [...]


    4. 4.5★“Gabri rose, trembling, to his feet. ‘Dear God,’ he cried, making the sign of the cross with his fingers. ‘It’s the pre-dead.’At the mullioned window Ruth Zardo’s eyes narrowed and she gave him half a sign of the cross.”HA! This is what I love about Penny’s writing. Her characters are such characters, from the gentle Gabri to the crotchety poet Ruth.The quiet hamlet of Three Pines, near the Canadian-US border, is enjoying/enduring April, with its fickle weather. Trees bud [...]


    5. Rating: 4* of fiveRuth Zardo comes out best in this awful, wrenching hanky-moistener of a book.That's all I can say. Anything else is a spoiler, and if I spoil this book for anyone, that person will hunt me down and kill me.Dead, like Madeleine Favreau! Eternal rhyming blank verse written by Odile recited in my ears by Rod McKuen. *shudder*Secrets. Lies. Jealousies. Anguish. Loathing for the happiness of those close to us. If it lasted a few thousand more pages, I'd say it was a Ken Follett nove [...]


    6. The Hook - I loved the title and wondered just what month is the cruelest. You’ll have to read the book to find out> I must say I agree.The Line – ” One was dead and one was left behind, one again.”The Sinker – This passage about Armand Gamache intrigued me. ” He gathered feelings. He gathered emotions. Because murder was deeply human. It wasn’t about what people did. No, it was how they felt, because that’s where it all started. Some feeling that had once been human and natur [...]


    7. Absolutely LOVED this book. The stakes are continuing to rise. I continue to fall in love with the good, decent, wonderful Inspector Gamache. This book felt a little twistier than the first two. I liked that. Can't wait to keep going in the series!


    8. Reading a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny is a terrific reading experience. This is the 3rd novel in the series and the fourth which I have read. As I was reading this book I was reminded of when I first discovered Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot. A small village, a murder, a small group of suspects, and a detective who will discover the truth by reasoning and deduction.Is it possible to be scared to death? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team return to Three Pines, a sma [...]


    9. My wife stumbled upon the first Louise Penny mystery, Still Life, in the Halifax Airport bookstore a few years ago. (A surprisingly good store, I recommend it to all on your next layover to St. John's.) We both rapidly became fascinated by Penny's writing, which is sometimes too precious, but always redeemed, because made more complex by, her turns towards hatred and anger.These are really strange books (The Cruellest Month is the third; I expect there will ultiamtely be four; each is set during [...]


    10. Book 3, and though I hate to leave bad reviews, this one is poor. I don't like the head hopping and her plot in this book seemed implausible. The whole thing about the Arnot case and the vendetta against Gamache didn't ring true to me; nor did the notion that every single person in the book seems to believe that the Hadley house is actually haunted. Really? And Penny's character portrayal is weak. It's not that her characters are cardboard; I think one of her themes is that all of us are a mix o [...]


    11. Previously on , my review for book 2I think this is my favorite in the series, so far.Ruth got her duck. Mom is so happy I've made it to the duck.To me, this story is about transformation, how it can be brought about by love, jealousy, betrayal, illness, or just being in the right place at the right time.I enjoy watching this town and its residents, the petty little squabbles, the festering secrets, the togetherness they have. I know small town life and while it's not quite like this, typically, [...]


    12. Early scenes are confusing and slow developing. Waiting for someone to be killed so Gamache can appear and the book can take off.updated 9/16/13 Gamache has arrived, and the writing style has changed. In the early chapters, there was mostly conversation among the residents of Three Pines, who spoke in the shorthand of people who know each other well. When Gamache is on the scene, clarity accompanies him. Suddenly, Penny finds the few extra words that put characters in context and make it clear [...]


    13. Loved it. Some of the issues brought forward from the first two books are kind of resolved in this third book in a dramatic way.


    14. Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Novel in 2008, the Cruelest Month is Louise Penny's 3rd in her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. I started this series recently and have found the books to be one of the best in the murder mystery gendre. The books not only engage you in a mystery, but allow you to get an inside glimpse of the characters in a lovely, poetic way.The Cruelest Month centers around a seance in the scary old Hadley house where no one wishes to tread. Full of fear and trepidati [...]


    15. Няма да ми омръзне да хваля Луиз Пени и книгите от поредицата за инспектор Гамаш , тъй като всяка следваща е по-добра от предходната. Повече за Жестокия месец ще откриете тук booumouse/2018/02/


    16. This 3rd installment in the Inspector Gamache is set during Easter. This time the crime committed at three Pines involves the spooky Hadley house, a séance, and a psychic. This novel does involve a lot of Inspector Gamache's backstory which at first I found a bit distracting but by the end I was 100% interested in both the crime and the backstory. This may not be my favorite so far, but I do love all the characters in Three Pines. I am definitely looking forward to continuing this series.


    17. 3/5; BThis was my first Inspector Gamache story which I read after having no less than three people in one week recommend I read this series. I really enjoyed the portrayal of the Inspector as well as many of the characters in the town of Three Pines. There might have been an element of too much perfection in the town but that's ok. It was a good story.


    18. I love Gamache. He is an ethical, caring human being. An illustration of this is the incident in the book when Gamache notices a native woman, a Cree, standing in front of the Le Chateau Frontanac Hotel protesting. The woman thinks it is the Quebec seat of government, as it is a very impressive building. She has raised money to seek help in investigating the disappearances and deaths of Cree youth, including her son. She doesn't speak French or English. After days there, Gamache sees her and loc [...]


    19. I really need to get a timeline down on the events that have happened to our main character and the villagers of Three Pines. Both seem tied together in my head, but you realize that things have occurred to Chief Inspector Armand that colors how he investigates now. I really wish we had gotten more detail about that. It sounds like a terrible case he was involved with that is now causing repercussions to his family. Three Pines is still the picturesque village that has a darkness on the fringes [...]


    20. You know you have a good mystery writer when the mystery isn't always the most important part of the book. Louise Penny continues to grow as a writer in her third book about the members of the village of Three Pines and Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. The members of the village that we have previously met; Ruth, the crabby old poet, Clara and Peter, the artist couple, Myrna, the bookstore owner, and Gabri and Oliver, the gay innkeepers, are all back. New to this story are Madeleine and Hazel, tw [...]


    21. Who would have guessed that a book series about murders would bring me so much reader-ish (yes, I made up that word) joy? I have never wanted so much to live in a small town in Canada full of murderers LOL! Ok, so only three murderers so far, but this series has 13 books total so far and counting, so that number is destined to keep going up. I'm officially putting the first book of this series on my favorite series shelf! I can pretty confidently say I will eventually read all of them.


    22. I think that I may have enjoyed this Louise Penny novel the most of the three I've read in this series. It almost felt like this one went a little deeper than the two previous novels. I also found the actual murder mystery to be a bit more compelling with this one. I still didn't find this one to knock it out of the park BUT I do think it was very readable and makes me want to continue with the series. I keep hearing that it starts to pick up at book 4 so I'm eager to see if that's the case. I d [...]


    23. Пени става все по-добра с всяка книга - чисто писателски стилът ѝ е по-ошлайфан, по-изчистен. Но и атмосферата, героите вместо да ти доскучее (колко пък необичайни убийства могат да се случат в едно уж забравено от бога село?!) ти става все по-хубаво, все по-мило и важно да се връ [...]


    24. The mystery in this story was decent, but the beauty of Penny’s writing, I believe, lies in the way she can take a theme and thread it through more than just the murder plot. It’s paralleled throughout in various relationships and situations. There’s much more to this writing than just the words on the surface. Very, very clever and handily done. BUT… yes, there’s a “but.” Please don’t ask me to buy into those machinations happening behind the scenes of the Sûreté… all this c [...]


    25. This story was interesting but also rather sad. When someone dies during a seance at the old Hadley house, it looks very much as though they died of fright, but of course that isn't what happened. The crux of the story deconstructs a friendship that was both more and less than it appeared, which only showed to highlight just how blind most of us are to other people. But story B was equally, perhaps more, interesting. Gamache has set spy against spy in his first gambit against the people undermin [...]


    26. April was commemorated in Three Pines with a murder, secrets, and low-levels of cruelty. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his motley team returned to the small village. Something old and rotted and twisted by time and necessity was in the abandoned Hadley house with its undulating noises, waves of cold air and dread. How much that was felt in each person’s imagination was artificial and what was real?~~~~~I am trying to figure out why I enjoyed this murder-mystery so much. At times, the [...]


    27. I know there's a lot of people who love Louise Penny books, but I am steadily, with each of her books, losing my esteem for her as a writer. This one was particularly unbelievable, especially the subplot of the Surete trying to destroy Gamache and his family. Without spoiling any of the specifics, the mole and their superior exposed their intentions - for what possible reason or gain? - with a dozen or so potential witnesses in earshot in the next room. Also I had a really tough time believing t [...]


    28. The Cruellest Month (or Cruelest, for you 'mericans) is the third entry in Louise Penny's Gamache series. Of the three I've read, this one had the most trouble keeping my attention. I lay blame at the feet of Blake Crouch, whose Dark Matter stayed in my head days after finishing it. Damn you, Crouch.However, it was still nice to return to the village of Three Pines and gain about 50 pounds vicariously through the characters' belt busting meals. Besides this, you can smell the pines, the spring b [...]


    29. THE CRUELLEST MONTH (Traditional Mystery- C.I. Armand Gamache-Canada-Cont) - ExPenny, Louise – 3rd in seriesHeadline, 2007, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 9780755328949First Sentence: Kneeling in the fragrant moist grass of the village green Clara Morrow carefully hid the Easter egg and thought about raising the dead, which she planned to do right after supper.*** It is Easter and Inspector Armand Gamache has been called back to the small town of Three Pines where a woman has been literally frightened [...]


    30. I just had an idea about why I both like and don't like this series. I've complained a bit in reviews for earlier books in in the series that the characters seem a bit caricatured. It occurs to me now that most of the characters have one or two dominating characteristics that are underlined frequently. This means that I have trouble "buying" them as three dimensional beings. BUT, it also occurred to me that there is a long tradition of fiction in which characteristics such as Hope or Greed are p [...]


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